Treating Pigmentation – Melasma, Freckles, Birthmarks, Sun Spots and Brown Spots After Acne
Melasma is often found in Asian skin. It manifests as irregular patches of darker brown discoloration, usually on the cheeks, forehead, nose and even the lips. It is more common in women and in darker skinned people, and can be aggravated by sun exposure and hormonal changes.
Freckles are small brown spots on sun-exposed areas, seen in genetically more susceptible people.
Birthmarks can be brown or red in colour. Red coloured birthmarks are caused by a localized area of abnormal blood vessels. Brown birthmarks arise from localized areas of excessive pigmentation.
Sun spots, also known as solar lentigo, are dark brown spots found on the skin. They are caused by sun exposure and commonly seen in areas of the skin exposed to the sun such as the face, hands and arms.
Many patients get brown spots after acne. They are also referred to as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH), and is due to the skin’s pigment cells overreacting, which produces more pigmentation during the healing process. PIH often appears following other skin injuries like cuts and burns.
Dr Thean has devoted his years of aesthetics experience in pigmentation. He has designed this treatment to illuminate dark spots with a range of combinations of lasers and that include yellow laser. With this method, majority of visible unwanted skin spots, discoloration or redness ( blood vessels ) , are rooted in a deeper vascular network of veins that extend beyond the treatable depth of traditional lasers can be addressed.Patients with pigmentations comes in different level of severity. Dr Thean will then permutate the combination of treatments best to treat the dark spots.
How many sessions do you need ?
Although you can see some results after one session , you may need a few sessions to completely clear the pigmentation depending on the severity of the pigmentation.
It is a gentle treatment and almost no downtime from this treatment. The possibilities of redness could be seen, the redness should be gone in few hours.